'We want to bat India out of the game'

Pakistan would try hard to give India an impossible target to chase in the third Test.

india Updated: Jan 31, 2006 11:21 IST

Pakistan captain Younis Khan said his team had still not taken grip of the third and final cricket Test against India and hoped to bat the visitors out of the game.

"I agree that we are in a good position but we are still not in a winning position. We need to bat, at least, for another day and only then we will be in a situation from where we can dictate terms," Younis, who completed his 1,000 runs against India,said after second day's play.

Pakistan, who slumped to 0-3 after the first over of the Test, ended the second day's play leading the tourists by 180 runs with eight wickets standing after securing a slender seven-run first innings lead.

Younis was unbeaten on 25 while Mohammad Yousuf was 30 not out.

"The game plan is simple and straight— we need to build partnerships on the third day. We need to ensure that we don't lose many wickets in the first session.

"Time is not an issue in this Test any more and it is now all about how well we bat in the second innings," Younis said, adding: "We are looking at a score of anything above 350 which is gettable if we bat the entire third day."

First Published: Jan 31, 2006 11:21 IST